I like you girl. Right now, lets connect this with the rest of the world. Someone who lives in a country, who through no fault of their own, has a short and miserable life expectancy, is not going to think like we do. The natural ambition that resides in every human heart, longs to make it better, but that ambition is tempered by reality. Any temporary improvement looks like the best they can get. Drugs, alcohol, or belonging to a radical group (even on the way to becoming a suicide bomber) is better than the status quo. At least it is something; some way to make their life count. Some way to reduce their burden on the rest of the family. Only when the situation gets better will we understand each other better.